Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Emotional, violent action treats mental illness sensitively.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

So good

So. It seems that a lot of people here don't understand that this game is a look at psychosis. Thats a huge part of why it was made actually, as a study of psychosis, to make the player feel something akin to what someone with actual psychosis would feel. It can be hard to play at times thanks to this but, its an incredible, tragic, and beautiful game. Graphically its incredible, with very satisfying fights, and where basic, fun puzzle solving. Overall its excellent, it's wonderful, do yourself a favor and go play it
age 17+

Very Intense, Very Authentic

This is one of my all time favorite games now, and I was lucky enough to have found it on Gamepass for Xbox1 for free. I wouldnt have minded paying full price for this game at all. I read that the developers of Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice worked closely with medical experts like mental health experts, neuroscientist and other medical experts to bring the best, authentic psychological experience to the player when it came to Senuas mental health. I can relate to the character because of my own psychology but to a different degree. This aspect of the game was incredible! Another cool thing about this game is that during the game if you are stuck or lost the game will not give you direct hints as in what to do or where to go. Your only leads are the voices in your head and it is up to you to chose which voices to believe or whether or not you will listen to them at all. I really suggest this game, I have read reviews about some not liking walking the map, or solving the intense puzzles in the game BUT it furthered my connection with the main character because at times I would get so stuck, with little to no clues, that I thought I was going to go crazy myself! Anyways, check this game out! It is super awesome!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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